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Old 05-18-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
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Dually Tire Rotation

I'm running up on 70,000 miles on our F350's OEM tires and the front tires are getting to the point where I should replace them. When I bought the truck it was my plan to rotate tires every 15,000 miles as recommended, but the $100+ cost of doing that and having the polished side of aluminum wheels turned out had me quickly decide to take the recommendation of one tire dealer and rotate side to side rather than the conventional method of rotating front to rear. So now I have maybe 5-10,000 miles left on the rear tires and I probably need to replace the front tires.

So is what I'm doing about as good as it gets or is there another way, is it more economical to rotate front to rear in the long run.

BTW, I'm not unhappy with 70,000 miles. But I want all I can get.

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Old 05-18-2015, 06:36 PM   #2
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My OEM tires were rotated in the method you describe. I replaced them at 80,000 miles and my wife thought that there was enough tread left on them that they were okay. But they were worn down to the depth indicator. Lots of people replace them much sooner. You're doing okay.

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Old 05-18-2015, 06:46 PM   #3
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Jeeze, not happy with 70,000 miles!! 70,000 miles is great for tires on an F350 I have never gotten more than 50,000 and I rotated them every 5,000 miles. You need to find a good small garage as I got mine rotated and removed and remounted for $50.00 at our local Sunoco.
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With the polished aluminum wheels, changing them side to side is as good as it gets without changing the tires on the wheels.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:17 PM   #5
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got 68000 on my tires; front almost worn out, rears could go a few more K miles if I wanted. going to replace them all this week. dealer rotated tires every oil change (N/C).
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I did the complicated wheel dismounting/mounting a couple of times on my '07 350, and gave up on the cost. Went to side to side. Made it to 84k. Have done the side x side on my 450 and am getting 74-78k out of six tires. I believe the manual suggests the side x side method...Currently at 207k and 54k on third set of tires, but the 19.5s are much tougher than the 17s.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:50 PM   #7
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Thanks to all. Seems I'm doing alright. Now I've got to dig deep for some new tires.
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That's the reason I didn't get aftermarket aluminum wheels. They make them with four polished and two steels. My two trucks have stock steel wheels. I rotate them every 6k miles. To keep it simple, I go front to inside, inside to outside, and outside to front. I get even wear by using that method.
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Rotate the fronts side to side only. 40K on these MS2's

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Old 05-23-2015, 05:02 AM   #10
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Rotate Front Only Side to Side

I took my truck in for service Thursday and that's what the tech recommended. Now how often? I had read somewhere on larger diameter tires it should be at 15,000 mile intervals. But the Michelin website doesn't seem to differentiate on size, but says 6-8,000 miles. At oil change time seems the most convenient.
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I am rotating the fronts side to side at 10K intervals. I noticed if I don't the outer edges start "STEPPING".

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